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  • Tim Kraemer

Building Above a Garage

Bonus rooms above garages can add a lot of space to a home. But they can also add a lot of building costs.

Adding a bonus room above a garage may seem like a simple addition to a home, but it is actually a detailed and costly project.

In order to add above a garage, builders need to install a double layer of sheetrock to the garage ceiling in order to achieve proper fire ratings. There is extra engineering which goes into this process.

An above garage room also includes larger truss members and larger fasteners.

These rooms will need extra insulation and ample HVAC airflow to keep temperatures regulated throughout the seasons.

A bonus room above a garage can be a great addition to a home, but it is important to understand the logistics of such a process before making the decision to build above a garage.

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